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Pardew assesses Anfield test

12 December 2017

ALAN Pardew outlines what's expected of his Albion side when they make the trip to Liverpool tomorrow evening.

The Baggies' next opportunity to end their winless Premier League sequence comes against a side unbeaten in their last 14 games at home and the top-flight leaders for shots on goal (285).

A stern test, but Pardew thinks the Reds do have "some weaknesses". And, as he addressed local and national media on Tuesday afternoon, he said it'll up to his troops to exploit them.

"It's a game that as players you have to look forward to and it's a venue that you dream of playing at when you're growing up," said Alan.

"They do have some weaknesses and it's whether you can exploit them, so that's something we've got to try and do."

Indeed, our Head Coach's primary focus has been on the Baggies' own game plan since joining last month; something that won't change against Jurgen Klopp's men.

"It's not whether we wonder about what Liverpool do, we've got to bring our own game. We're in a situation where we need to pick up points and we need to fight to do that tomorrow. There's a resilience and some fight in that dressing room, we just need to find that quality and confidence.

"Your experienced players and your younger players need to understand how to see the game through. This group is intelligent enough to grasp that.

"Defensively we've been really sound, but we've got to threaten the goal more. You're just looking to get a win any way you can in the situation we're in, we've just got to keep fighting. The odds are stacked against us in this game and they will be on Sunday, but that doesn't mean we're not going to fight."

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